“This policy brief assesses the potential and challenges of “Do-It-Yourself Biotechnology” (DIYBio) for the progression of Open Science and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). It makes recommendations to the European Commission as to how it can integrate DIYBio into existing science funding mechanisms and regulatory directives, thereby maximising benefits for European stakeholders.
DIYBio activities are conducted in various private and public laboratories outside of traditional academic or corporate institutions and are therefore outside the scope of current policy. The full spectrum of DIYBio activities is also much broader than what is currently understood as Citizen Science.“
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